Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. History Dept.
This study has shown that Nestor Ivanovich Makhno strove to implement an interpretation of anarchism that consciously catered itself to the peasantry's desires. The resulting governmental organization, military structure and arbitrary tendencies of his movement profoundly conflicted ideals of theoretically pure anarchy. These manifestations were, however, in full accord with the peasantry's conception of the valiant revolt leader, which was best exemplified by peasantry's collective memory of the rebel leaders Stenka Razin and Emelian Pugachev.
Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Makbnovist Movement, Ukraine, Peasant Rebels, Anarcho-Communists
Recommended CitationYoung, Russell, "The Makhnovist Movement: Peasant Rebels as Anarcho-Communists in War-torn Ukraine" (1999). Honors Theses. Paper 485.
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